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Ethiopia: Mizan Teferi protests unfair distribution of resources

ESAT News (may 22, 2018) Residents of Mizan Teferi in Southwestern Ethiopia have taken to the streets to denounce what they called the unfair distribution of resources and to demand that the youth be given access to resources to curb the growing unemployment. They were however met with federal and military forces whom the residents said carried out beatings and ...

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    Ethiopia: Elders from Somali region denied access to PM

    ESAT News (May 22, 2018) About 150 elders from the Somali region who came to the capital Addis Ababa have reportedly been unable to address their grievances to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed as army generals allied with president of the Somali region used their influence to deny them access to the PM. The elders came to the capital a month ...

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      Ethiopia: Truly democratic transition, not reform needed to move the country forward, says opposition group

      By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (May 21, 2018) A leader of an opposition political party says what Ethiopia needs is a truly democratic transition, but not superficial reform if the intention is to move the country forward. Speaking to a gathering of his supporters in Washington, DC, Chairman of Patriotic Ginbot 7, an opposition group based in the Diaspora, Professor ...

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        Ethiopia: Thousands uprooted as demolishing continues to pave way for investors in Addis Ababa

        ESAT News (may 18, 2018) At least 3,000 residents of Addis Ababa have been left homeless as their houses were demolished to provide land for investors. Authorities say the houses were built illegally. But residents of a subdivision in the capital locally known as Hanna Mariam have protested the move by authorities saying they had legally built their houses and ...

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          Ethiopia to issue citizenship to thousands of South Sudanese refugees

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (May 18, 2018) Ethiopia is to issue citizenship to hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese refugees in line with the government’s commitment to the New York Declaration. But the news does not bode well for the Anuak community in Gambella. There are about 485,000 south Sudanese refugees in Gambella, the largest number of refugees in ...

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            Ethiopia: Unions push for garment workers wage increase

            ESAT News (May 16, 2018) International trade unions have launched campaigns to demand and secure decent wages for Ethiopian garment employees producing for major European and American brands. The report by Just Style said the campaign is aimed at securing better wages and worker rights for employees of Ethiopia’s textile and garment industries. The report said Industrial Federation of Textile, ...

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              Security forces kill eleven protesters in Somali region of Ethiopia

              ESAT News (May 16, 2018) Somali region Liyou police and militia in Eastern Ethiopia have shot and killed eleven people yesterday as protest against the regional president and his administration intensified. The killings took place in the towns of Bussa and Lagahida in Fiik zone. Nine of the victims are women. Three members of one family were also among the ...

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                Ethiopia: PM says govt officials with offshore accounts under investigation

                ESAT News (May 15, 2018) Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, said government officials who have offshore bank accounts are under investigation. The news by the Ethiopian News Agency did not say if the Premier had mentioned the countries where the monies were allegedly stashed, but quoted Dr. Ahmed as saying that countries are cooperating in the investigations. According to the ...

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                  Ethiopia: Swedish doctor, dissidents released from jail

                  by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (May 15, 2018) An Ethiopian born Swedish cardiologist and sixty other political prisoners were freed today after years in jail on trumped up terrorism and graft charges. Prosecutors in Addis Ababa last week dropped terrorism charges against Dr. Fikru Maru and 61 other political prisoners. “Five years of his life have been taken away despite ...

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                    Ethiopia: ODF begins separate talks with govt, PG7 decries talks

                    By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (May 14, 2018) The Oromo Democratic Front (ODF), an Ethiopian opposition party based in the Diaspora, announced yesterday that it had begun talks with the government in Addis Ababa. Patriotic Ginbot 7 (PG7) decried talks saying political conditions in the country should be made suitable first. The ODF said in a statement on Sunday that ...

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